First Israeli Spacecraft to Head to Moon in late 2018

The first Israeli spacecraft planned to land on the Moon will be launched in December 2018 and land on the moon two months later, in mid-February. Israeli space exploration firm SpaceIL, together with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), will launch a spacecraft aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and if all goes well, the landing will give Israel […]

SpaceX launches communications satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida early Monday, boosting a powerful SES satellite into space that will deliver direct-to-home TV, broadband and data relay services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region, Australia and the Middle East. The first stage has flown once before, in September 2017, carrying the robotic X-37B space plane for […]

SpaceX successfully deploys five communications satellites

A SpaceX rocket launched from California has successfully deployed five communications satellites, reusing part of a previously flown rocket for its 10th mission of 2018. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California’s central coast about 12:47 p.m. local time Tuesday. The deployment of the commercial Iridium Communication’s satellites Tuesday followed the […]

SpaceX’s Upgraded Falcon 9 Rocket launches, sticks Landing

SpaceX has launched the Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket, sending the Bangabandhu-1 geostationary communications satellite into orbit for the country of Bangladesh. The launch occurred at 4:14 p.m. EDT (2014 GMT), lifting off from historic Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. The rocket’s first and second stages separated about 2.5 […]

Watch the New SpaceX Reusable Rocket Make Its Debut

A satellite owned by Bangladesh will blast into orbit on top of a reusable SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket today (May 10), and you can watch the maiden liftoff (and landing attempt) live. Today’s launch will mark the debut of a slightly different rocket, called Falcon 9 Block 5, that SpaceX has crafted to more quickly send an already used rocket back into space. The new […]